Saudi Arabian and Chinese couple search abroad for surrogate mothers

Michael Cook | 07 December 2013 |
tags: China, Saudi Arabia, surrogacy
Saudi couples who are unable to have children are employing surrogate mothers in Asia and Europe even though surrogacy has been condemned by the country's Islamic Jurisprudence Council.

China’s black market in scientific papers

Michael Cook | 30 November 2013 |
tags: China, research ethics, research fraud
Reporters for the journal Science have documented a thriving Chinese black market in articles and authorship in reputable scientific journals.

Violence in Chinese hospitals on the rise

Xavier Symons | 09 November 2013 |
tags: China, corruption
Much media attention has been given in recent weeks to violent attacks on doctors in Chinese hospitals

Chinese couples using American surrogates to get residency

Xavier Symons | 05 October 2013 |
tags: China, surrogacy
A new American import has become popular in mainland China - surrogate children born in the US. Wealthy Chinese couples are increasingly making use of US surrogate mothers, according to surrogacy agencies in both America and China.

Doubts raised about organ transplant reforms in China

Xavier Symons | 14 September 2013 |
tags: China, organ donation
Strong criticisms have been levelled at 'reforms' to the organ trade currently being carried out by the Chinese government.

Chinese push to ban unethical doctors

Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
tags: China
The Chinese government and the Chinese Medical Association have called for life-bans for doctors convicted of unethical behaviour.

GlaxoSmithKlein slammed for unethical drug trials in China

Xavier Symons | 27 July 2013 |
tags: China, clinical trials, research ethics
British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKlein has been exposed for conducting unethical drug trials in its Shanghai office.

Australian academics campaign against Chinese transplant chief

Xavier Symons | 25 May 2013 |
tags: Australia, China, transplant surgery
A fierce campaign is being carried out in Australia to strip Chinese doctor Huang Jiefu of his honorary professorship at Sydney University. Dr. Jiefu, who was Vice-minister for Health in China for 12 years, authorized the forced removal of organs from thousands of executed Chinese prisoners.

Australian Senate condemns organ trafficking in China

Xavier Symons | 30 March 2013 |
tags: Australia, China, Falun Gong, organ trafficking
Lobbying by Falun Gong, a quasi-religious movement banned in China, has scored a public relations coup in Australia.

336 million abortions in China since 1971, says Chinese govt

Xavier Symons | 21 March 2013 |
tags: abortion, China, one-child policy
There have been over 336 million abortions in China since the since 1971, according to data released by the Chinese Health Department.

China to phase out organ donation from executed criminals

Michael Cook | 05 November 2012 |
tags: China, organ donation
China will begin phase out organ donation from executed criminals next years, as it moves towards a voluntary system, says a government expert.

More Nobel links to bioethics

Michael Cook | 13 October 2012 |
tags: China, Nobel Prize for Literature, one-child policy
Yes, there is a bioethical angle to another of this week’s Nobel Prize announcements. The latest novel by Mo Yan, the 2012 laureate for literature, is a searing critique of China's one-child policy.

China appeals for sperm donors to counter infertility epidemic

Michael Cook | 14 September 2012 |
tags: China, sperm donation
China, a nation notorious for stifling fertility with its draconian one-child policy, is now worried about an epidemic of infertility. The head of Guangdong’s family planning commission, Luo Wenzhi, is appealing for sperm donors. “Donating your sperm is healthy,” he told a Chinese newspaper. “It won’t hurt you nor kill you.”

Chinese police arrest 127 in organ trafficking bust

Michael Cook | 11 August 2012 |
tags: China, organ trafficking
Chinese police have arrested 137 people, including 18 doctors, in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking.

Being a doctor in China is a dangerous profession

Michael Cook | 28 April 2012 |
tags: China, professional standards
Violence against doctors is increasing in China. China Daily has reported that in 2010, 17,000 violent incidents in about 70% of the country’s hospitals. This includes murder.

China to stop harvesting convict organs

Jared Yee | 31 March 2012 |
tags: China, organ donation, organ trafficking, organ transplants
China officials plan to end organ harvesting from death-row inmates, in a move to reform an organ donation system which has for many years relied heavily on prisoners.

Chinese couples seek surrogacy in US

Jared Yee | 25 February 2012 |
tags: China, surrogacy, US
While Americans have long gone to China to adopt children, Chinese couples are now travelling to US surrogacy clinics because it is illegal in their home country.

Research misconduct “widespread” in Chinese science: comment

Jared Yee | 25 February 2012 |
tags: China, research, research misconduct
Research misconduct is “serious and widespread” among Chinese scientists, according to an editorial published in the China Daily.

China’s Octomom highlights a booming surrogacy business

Michael Cook | 11 February 2012 |
tags: China, surrogacy
There is an extraordinary story behind the photo above. These babies are allegedly the children of one wealthy couple in Guangzhou. The wife had twins and two surrogate mothers each had triplets. Although the story made national headlines in China late last year, the couple has not been identified – with good reason, for gestational surrogacy is illegal there.

Is China harvesting organs from ethnic minorities?

Michael Cook | 10 December 2011 |
tags: China, organ trafficking
A frightening article in the Weekly Standard sheds some light on the situation. Investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann interviewed several Uighur refugees now living in the West who had witnessed the process of organ transplantation. They tell stories of ghastly abuses of political prisoners.
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